RFS gets blackhawks

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RFS gets blackhawks

Postby The Ozzie Boy » Fri Jun 22 2018, 04:26

The @NSWRFS is getting a major boost to its firefighting capabilities. Two former army Blackhawk helicopters are being added to its air fleet to help crews respond to life or death emergencies. #nswpol #7News


https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_5800540379001
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby Twistgrip » Sat Jun 23 2018, 01:26

"You can watch things happen, you can make things happen or you can wonder what happened"
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby Capt Pingpong » Sat Jun 23 2018, 08:03

Waiting patiently pop; pop; pop; pop;
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby lowlevelhell » Sun Jun 24 2018, 06:21

Capt Pingpong wrote:Waiting patiently pop; pop; pop; pop;


:lol: that and the telephone book list of "essential requirements" to sort the wheat from the chaff!
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby bangequalsbad » Fri Jun 29 2018, 03:03

I'm wondering who will be most nervous (hypothetically speaking - as we know the RFS as a government agency shouldn't be cutting commercial operators lunches...) about this move?
1) Current companies (AUS based) who have winch machines on contract. (Kareela, United, Sydney Heli, Truenorth...)
or
2) Current companies (USA and UPC (United Provinces of Canada)) that have contracts?

And looking ahead, providing (*) Flight get their s**t in one sock with there operation, would it be a nod in that direction that the Hawk is the new favourite toy?

Bangers

* = insert either Care, Life, or whatever here. I can't keep track of who's who in that space.
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby hand in pants » Sat Jun 30 2018, 00:39

How can a government department that doesn't have an AoC or the least bit of knowledge of aviation be "given" blackhawks for anything more than putting them on a stick somewhere.
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby emuman_30 » Sat Jun 30 2018, 11:07

The RFS have no idea what they are getting into, other than trying to show off the Victorians. Instead of learning from other agencies they are trying to out do them.
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Re: RFS gets blackhawks

Postby Twistgrip » Sat Jun 30 2018, 11:42

Instead of learning from other agencies they are trying to out do them


Seems the norm these days with the various agencies and empire building. I see on another forum and CH7 report Vicpol are reportedly ordering 139’s.

I’m sure a few ex or current hawk drivers and overseas companies looking to get a foot in the door will be happy. pop;
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